Articles in Category: Business

Tongue-In-Cheek TED Talk Dos & Don'ts

Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them.

picture_6.jpgIn a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?

After making a splash in the field of bioinformatics, Sebastian Wernicke moved on to the corporate sphere where he motivates and manages multidimensional projects.

Currently an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman, Sebastian Wernicke originally studied bioinformatics at Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena. During his time in academia, he devised an algorithm for analyzing biological networks that now aids researchers in dealing with their innate complexity.

Leaders Need Passionate Teams, Especially in Tough Times

jacqueline-2a.jpgBy Jacqueline Throop-Robinson
CEO and co-founder of PassionWorks! Inc.

Susan notes: Jacqueline Throop-Robinson is an accomplished speaker, masterful facilitator and skilled coach, who has researched passion in the workplace for seven years. She's dynamic, fun, and full of energy. She's also a member of AWR.

She and her team can measure the extent to which people are passionate about their work, and help them discover what drives their passion. They’ve also identified how leaders can create environments that will increase passion in the workplace, and thus  improve business success.

I’m excited about PassionWorks!, and I’m delighted that Jacqueline is sharing some of her insights and tools with fellow AWR members.

Networking 101

The entrepreneurial path is not always easy for newcomers. Often, it’s the first time you’re actually representing yourself – and that’s a whole different ball game than having the political clout of a major corporation behind you.

It can be lonely out there, especially for those of us who are a bit shyer than we’d like to admit. Not all women entrepreneurs are naturally outgoing and aggressive.

Stay Psyched AFTER Success

Whatever you do - sports, business, volunteering - perhaps the only thing harder than winning is… winning again!

Getting that next writing assignment, winning new clients, starting a new book or article or dealing effectively with a challenging situation can be as difficult, perhaps even MORE difficult, the second time around as it was the first.